The eu should speak with one voice and push to keep the arctic an area of cooperation not militarization, says a resolution adopted by the foreign affairs and environment committees on tuesday. Colder war: the militarization of the arctic the kremlin is looking increasingly like the factory in the old soviet joke that could take any sewing machine and turn it into a kalashnikov rifle. By teah snively for cnn (disec, demilitarization of the arctic) many ideas were proposed today in the disec committee in hopes of demilitarizing the arctic while many appear optimistic, some wonder if the hopeful goal of this committee is even possible.
The most significant recent activity outside of military practice concerning the arctic region is the growing interest of non-bordering states in the region in may of 2013, the arctic council admitted china. Militarization of the arctic heats up, russia takes the lead arctic states have begun rebuilding their military forces and capabilities in order to operate in the region by j michael cole for. Militarization of the arctic john robles interview with rick rozoff, the manager of the stop nato website and mailing list and a contributing writer to global researchca.
Arctic nations have in recent years unveiled plans to upgrade military capabilities, allowing for operations in the harsh arctic region yet while these developments affirm the increased strategic value of the arctic, tensions in the north are unlikely to arise in 2007, russia symbolically staked. Interview with rick rozoff, the manager of the stop nato website and mailing list and a contributing writer to global researchca john robles canada has announced that they will be conducting large-scale exercises in the arctic. Canada's northern strategy and the militarization of the arctic by louis girard 10 september 2010 since assuming power in 2006, the conservative government of stephen harper has made the.
Adam lajeunesse irving shipbuilding chair, arctic marine policy at stfx adam lajeunesse is the irving shipbuilding chair in arctic marine security at st francis xavier university and a fellow of the global affairs institute. This opening of the arctic may lead to increased resource development, research, tourism, and could reshape the global transportation system, read the memo authored by admiral jonathan w greenert, vice-chief of naval operations. With the rapid melting of ice in the arctic, the long-isolated region is becoming a more accessible zone for commercial fishing, fresh water, minerals, coal, iron, copper, oil, gas, and shipping.
The arctic is undergoing a steady militarization not witnessed since the days of the cold war within the last year major circumpolar nations such as canada, norway, denmark and russia have each announced a considerable expansion of their respective military capacities in the high north. The militarization of the arctic began during world war ii, causing a major rise during the cold war period, the cold war mentality is taking effect with the current situation at hand similarly, the economies' necessity for fuel corresponds with the race to claim the arctic land. As the arctic warms, russia is positioning itself to become the dominant player in a resource-rich and strategically positioned region in order to capitalize on the oil and gas under the arctic seabed and exploit new shipping routes as ice cover recedes, moscow is undertaking a major military. The arctic policy of russia is the domestic and foreign policy of the russian federation with respect to the russian region of the arctic the russian region of the arctic is defined in the russian arctic policy as all russian possessions located north of the arctic circle. The arctic region is becoming increasingly important for a number of geostrategic reasons thawing ice allows lucrative shipping lanes to open and increases the possibility of natural resource.
Us arctic ambitions and the militarization of the high north by dana gabriel / july 22nd, 2013 canada recently took over the leadership of the arctic council and will be succeeded by the us in 2015. The arctic, surrounded by the landmasses of canada, denmark (via greenland), russia, norway and the united states, was inaccessible until the end of the 20 th century due to the layers of thick ice. By 2025, the arctic waters are to be patrolled by a squadron of next-generation stealthy pak da bombers in addition to the militarization of the region, russia has sought to expand its.
Russia appears firmly set on its course of militarization of the arctic in a region where economic activities are mostly declining and where environmental challenges are on the rise, russia. Position of the usa the usa has been tentatively increasing its focus on the arctic regioncommittee: disec topic: militarization of the arctic (usa) i not only does it impose on the rights of the indigenous peoples inhabiting the polar circle. As the arctic warms, russia is positioning itself to become the dominant player in a resource-rich and strategically positioned region in order to capitalise on the oil and gas under the arctic.
Russia's arctic territory stretches along 24,140 kilometres of coastline along the arctic ocean and waters above the arctic circle from the barents sea in the west at the border to norway to the bering sea and the sea of okhotsk in the far east. Militarization of the arctic - position paper of the united states of america for the united nations general assembly disec (disarmament and international security council) - mun sample paper. The arctic is all ice and water, no land above the seabed, the sea floor is some 4200 meters below the surface, and no nation is within 200 miles of the center of the arctic any impact on the arctic, as in utilization of resources, is a matter for the international court and treaties. Why russia's arctic strategy is starting to worry nato nov 19, 2014 catherine trainor analysis given russia's renewed strategic emphasis on the military and economic development of the arctic, the newest area of confrontation between nato and russia might not be in continental europe - it might be in the arctic.